The FDNY members of Engine 50, Ladder 19, and Battalion 26 have organized an annual bicycle trip on the Anniversary of 9/11, to honor and remember the 343 members of the FDNY who perished in the World Trade Center on Sept 11th, 2001. We will never forget.
This fall marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on our country. In order to honor the memory of the firefighters that died at the World Trade Center, members of the FDNY will participate in the 7th annual FDNY343Ride memorial bicycle ride and pedal from The Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan to Montauk NY over the course of two days.
Donated proceeds from the ride go directly to help support severely injured veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. Their lives have been permanently altered protecting our great nation and the freedom we so enjoy. We are committed to help and support these brave men and women in their time of need as they return home. The money raised is used to pay for all terrain wheel chairs (Track Chairs), service dogs, medical bills, housing, and numerous other expenses that surface. These brave men and women have made great sacrifices and it is an honor to be able to help out any way we can.
Last year, our fundraising efforts produced over $200,000, and has exceeded $600,000 since the ride began in 2011. We would like to invite you to join our efforts and assist in helping the riders reach the goal of raising $1,000,000.00 for our veterans.
All participating cyclists will be departing lower Manhattan on September 17th, and will pedal through Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island and arrive in Montauk on the afternoon of the 18th.